Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors—it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.  Wolfgang Puck

Preparing a meal for those you hold dear is an abundant expression of love if you enjoy cooking. Creating magical flavors from mere words on a page and a dash of your imagination is a gift. As you prepare the table, light the candles, and choose the perfect drink, you wait with excitement to see how it will be received. And yes, you want it received with joy, but remember that the joy you just experienced in creating this feast is your gift no matter how it is received. Because you put the spice of your heart and soul into your creation, in a way there’s a part of you that is taken into their being as the food is eaten. You cannot separate yourself from your creation. That part of you that is love and caring enriches their body, mind, and soul.

Spiritual Contemplation: Prepare a meal for a loved one and notice all the love and good thoughts you add to the mix.

Affirmation: I add love to all my creations!